About the Swedish Scientific Drilling Program
The Swedish Scientific Drilling Program (SSDP) aims to coordinate Swedish involvement in national and international research programs that probe the interior of the Earth using modern technologies, such as deep-sea riser drilling and in-situ multi-sensor logging. From a Swedish perspective, these infrastructures are available through multinational scientific drilling programs, such as the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). Scientific coordination and advice provided by SSDP will ensure that Swedish participation in these programs is effective and that the experience gained is transferred to the next generation of scientists. SSDP will guide Swedish scientists through the lifespan of a large-scale drilling project: i.e. from a conceptual idea to a realized drilling expedition, including the publication of the results and public outreach. Through annual workshops, representation at appropriate meetings and use of e-Science SSDP will integrate the continental and ocean Earth science communities in Sweden and ensure that there is suitable return on the investment that the Swedish Research Council (VR) has placed in IODP and ICDP.